Research Article

Elastofibroma Dorsi: Single Center Experience


  • Hüseyin Fatih Sezer
  • Aykut Eliçora
  • Salih Topcu
  • Galbinur Abdullayev

Received Date: 15.12.2020 Accepted Date: 22.03.2021 J Ankara Univ Fac Med 2021;74(2):264-268


We aimed to reveal our experience in diagnosis, follow-up, surgical treatment and results in our patients who were operated for elastofibroma dorsi.

Materials and Methods:

The data of 25 patients diagnosed with elastofibroma dorsi, who underwent surgical resection, were retrospectively evaluated. Age, gender, side, symptom, disease history, job, size, drain follow-up time and postoperative complications were analyzed. The patients were also divided into 2 groups as <200 cm3 (Group 1) and 200 cm3≤ (Group 2) based on the volume obtained by multiplying three (width, height, height) of the lesion sizes in the pathology report.


The mean age was 54.62±7.02 years. 4 (19%) of 21 patients were male, 17 (81%) were female. Eleven (52.4%) people were housewives, 6 (28.6%) people were workers, 4 (19%) people were doing professions not requiring manual force. There was a non-statistically significant (p=0.563, r=0.134) direct proportion between lesion volume increase and drain termination time. No recurrence was observed in any of our patients. No postoperative complications were observed in any of our patients, except pain.


Total surgical resection is an effective and sufficient treatment method in the treatment of symptomatic cases of elastofibroma dorsi.

Keywords: Elastofibroma Dorsi, Surgical Resection, Soft Tissue Tumor

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